Debunking Big Data Myths: the Elephant in the Room

April 3, 2013 by Bonnie D. Graham 0

Dizzy from all the hype around Small vs. Big Data, big picture vs. exact insights, real-time vs. right-time answers, and more? The experts speak.

Evan Quinn, ESG Global: “We’re entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.” (Tim O’Reilly)

Marie Goodell, SAP: “Every day, 3 times per second, we produce the equivalent amount of data that the Library of Congress has in its entire print collection. But most of it is like cat videos on YouTube or 13-year-olds exchanging text messages about the next Twilight movie.” (Nate Silver, statistician and author, “The Signal and the Noise.” Silver correctly predicted the winner in 50 out of 50 states in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.)

Surya Mukherjee, Ovum: “To sustain beyond the hype, Big Data needs to become a first class citizen of the enterprise IT environment.”

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